CITC is recruiting students for a once-in-a-lifetime science and wilderness experience! We’ve partnered with Denali Summer Science Academy to provide six students with an amazing adventure at Denali National Park and Preserve, July 8 – 11. We’re still looking for two more students to apply for this incredible experience, which will include:
● Learning about field science.
● Gathering real data to help scientists.
● Hiking in the wilderness.
● Camping in Denali National Park and Preserve
This program is a partnership between Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service (NPS) through the Murie Science and Learning Center. These organizations aim to build stewardship for our public lands and improve science literacy of the public.
The program will be led by education staff of Alaska Geographic and the NPS. These leaders have training in wilderness travel, youth development, natural sciences, and wilderness emergency medicine. Other Denali scientists and volunteers will join the group for specific science activities.
The group will stay at the Riley Creek Campground split between two sites. We will do everything we can to get adjacent sites. Group chaperones, Alaska Geographic or National Park Service staff will be at the campground with students at all times. All food is provided. Groups will be making meals at the campground or eating at the staff dining hall.
Transportation will be provided by CITC.
● Day 1: Hiking! Setting up Camp at Riley Creek Campground! Learn about the role of SCIENCE in Denali!
● Day 2: More hiking! Explore Park Project #1 – meet a park scientist and delve into a current park project. Camp at Riley Creek.
● Day 3: Even more hiking! Explore Park Project #2 – meet another scientist and see another current park project. Camp at Riley Creek.
● Day 4: Cleanup camp, final project and hike, goodbyes.
Questions? Contact Suzanne at (907) 793-3262.